AdventHealth has launched a new partnership with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan, which will see the company celebrate ‘Women in NASCAR’ during Women’s History Month.
The company will kick off the partnership with primary sponsorship of Deegan’s No. 13 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing in Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series Fr8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In addition to the company’s new-found relationship with Deegan, AdventHealth is also partnering with Women in NASCAR (WIN), and female members of the motorsports media.
“As a longtime sponsor in NASCAR, we know firsthand how important women are to the success of this industry,” said Audrey Gregory, Ph.D., president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division – North Region. “We are honored to be part of this opportunity to highlight drivers like Sara Christian and Hallie Deegan, as well as the incredible work of Women in NASCAR.”
Women in NASCAR is an employee resource group that aims to create a supportive community for women and allies in NASCAR offices to foster dialogue and promote professional growth. The organization empowers women at NASCAR by providing opportunities for career development, networking with all levels from the organization, and giving back through charitable events in our local communities.
“This is an incredible opportunity to recognize the women working across our different offices,” said Kara Terwilliger, Chair of Women in NASCAR. “We’re honored to participate in this important initiative and we hope to continue empowering women so that our representation in NASCAR keeps increasing. Women like Annie B. France and Sara Christian created a path for us and we’re here to expand their legacy.”
As part of the partnership, during Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the deck lid of Deegan’s No. 13 Ford F-150 will carry the names of several women working in NASCAR. Plus, the name of Sara Christian, the first female driver in NASCAR, will appear above the passenger-side door.
“I’m excited to partner with AdventHealth on this important initiative to honor Women’s History Month,” said Deegan. “It’s an honor to recognize the incredible women who paved the way for female drivers, as well as the female business professionals who are important to the day-to-day operation of our sport.”
Sponsorship of Deegan’s No. 13 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is just one of the several ways that AdventHealth is showcasing its long-lasting commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.
“At AdventHealth, we live by an inclusive culture and care for everyone who steps inside our facilities as if they were members of our own family,” Gregory added. “I am personally incredibly proud of the relationship we’ve established with Hailie, and am thrilled to cheer her on as she drives for women in NASCAR – both past and present – as well as all our AdventHealth team members across nine states.”
Deegan, who has had a difficult start to the season with a pair of DNFs, will look to turnaround her season in the third race of 2023 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.